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Title: Walt Whitman to Anson Ryder, Jr., [1868?]

Date: [1868?]

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:76. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The location of the original manuscript is unknown.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00404

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

I am leading a quiet, monotonous life, working a few hours every day very moderately. Have plenty of books to read but few acquaintances. I spend my evenings mostly in the office.1


1. When this letter first appeared in The Correspondence, the recipient was unknown (Edwin Haviland Miller, ed. [New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977], 2:76). Miller subsequently identified the recipient as Anson Ryder (6:74). [back]


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